From JOHN FWAH, Kaduna
THE Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Nathaniel Samuel of Mararaban Damishi via Mararaban Damishi of Chikun Local Government for planning to set off an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) at Sabon Tasha in Kaduna State.
A press statement made available to newsmen, the command Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo said that, “today 02/02/2020 at about 0930hrs, One Nathaniel Samuel ‘M’ of Maraban Damishi via Maraban Rido in Chikun L.G.A was arrested by the Police inside Living Faith Church at Sabon Tasha while the Church service was ongoing.”
“He was arrested in possession of some suspected Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) contained in his bag,” the statement said..
The police added that the suspect was said to have kept the bag on the church’s seat and went into a restroom for over an hour.
“He is currently being interrogated at the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department while efforts are on to apprehend his accomplices,” the statement added.
While assuring the people of the state of their safety under the leader of Commissioner of Police Umar M. Muri, of adequate security through the proactive measures adopted by the command recently.
The statement said that the Police boss has further directed all Police officers in the Command to intensify surveillance and to liaise with stakeholders within their jurisdictions to ensure collective vigilance.
The statement concluded by advising management of Schools, places of Worship, Motor Parks, Markets, Recreational Centres and other Public Places to revive the usual checks on vehicles and luggages especially at entrance points.